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Apollo for Eclipse Included in Yoxos Eclipse Distribution


Cooperation between Innoopract and Gentleware brings UML capabilities to a wide range of Eclipse users.

Hamburg, Germany, December 12, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Gentleware AG, an authority in modeling tools and services, announced today the inclusion of its innovative "Apollo for Eclipse" modeling extension in the Yoxos Eclipse Distribution from Innoopract.  It is the first commercial plug-in to be offered through Yoxos.

Apollo for Eclipse is a robust and flexible modeling extension to Eclipse aimed at software developers who want to flexibly combine the advantages of visual modeling using UML (Unified Modeling Language) with programming in Java. The uniquely intuitive modeling tool provides a powerful feature set such as roundtrip engineering for Java 5 and superior scalability to make developers more productive.   

Yoxos offers developers the ability to create a custom installation of Eclipse made up plug-ins and automatically manages dependencies to other Eclipse plug-ins. Developers get their plug-ins from a single location and therefore save significant time setting up their Eclipse environment.  Tailor-made offerings for both the individual developer as well as the central installation management and distribution needs of large enterprises are provided with a quick overview of all available plugins, a simple method to select helpful scenarios of plugins, an automatic update mechanism, and an always consistent set of plugin versions.

"In working with Gentleware, Yoxos can now provide a powerful modelling and roundtrip solution to our developer community and round off our offering to this end," said Jochen Krause, CEO of Innoopract. "Gentleware has done a magnificent job of integrating their modelling solution into the Eclipse infrastructure and we are excited to form this partnership."

Dr. Marko Boger, founder and CEO of Gentleware AG, concurred.  "With the integration into the Yoxos distribution, Apollo for UML proves to be a valuable part of the Eclipse tool set and is readily available for enterprises and individual users alike.  We know that the Eclipse community has very individual requirements and together with Yoxos we now have very nice solution for those with modelling needs."

Apollo for UML can be integrated for free into a Yoxos distribution and downloaded from the website at www.yoxos.com. Base functionality like roundtrip engineering is immediately available. Exporting functionality can be enabled from within the tool during runtime for as low as 5 EUR per month. Apollo is also available from www.gentleware.com.

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About Gentleware
Gentleware AG is an established authority in modeling and provides its expertise to create business value from models. Gentleware’s products have reached millions of users worldwide and its services have advanced thousands of IT companies. The product line Poseidon for UML is specifically built for analysis and design in software development. The product line Apollo for Eclipse addresses the modeling needs of programmers and developers.

Gentleware’s services enable its clients to transpose concepts from model to business. Services include custom tools, training and coaching in modeling, model transformation, and code and documentation generation. At its core, Gentleware synthesizes leading edge open source with custom-built code to create value.

Started in 2000, the company is led by founder and CEO Dr. Marko Boger, who previously was the long-term driving strength behind the open source project ArgoUML. Gentleware is a contributor to the UML 2 and SysML standards of the OMG and is a member of the Eclipse Foundation.

About Apollo for Eclipse [TM]
Apollo for Eclipse[TM] is a robust and flexible modeling extension to Eclipse for developers and programmers to dynamically create and edit models alongside code. Fully synchronized roundtrip engineering for Java 5 and UML 2.1 provide insights into existing code, quality documentation and an exemplary means to draft and refine code. It is the first UML extension for Eclipse based on GMF, EMF and UML 2, and seamlessly integrates into the IDE. It is available as an RCP stand-alone tool or as an Eclipse 3.2 plug-in from www.gentleware.com.

About Innoopract
Yoxos is a trademark of Innoopract, a leading provider of Eclipse enterprise solutions and services with the purpose of increasing developer and company productivity.  As a founding member of the Eclipse foundation and with its long history of providing Eclipse products and services, Innoopract supports major automotive, IT, and financial service companies through offices in Karlsruhe and Munich, Germany, and Portland, USA.  For more information on the company, visit www.innoopract.com.
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Gentleware AG
Dr. Marko Boger
+49 - 40 - 24 42 53 30
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http://www.gentleware.com
Ludwigstr. 12
20357 Hamburg
Germany
Direct: +49 - 40 - 39 99 12 52
Fax: +49 - 40 - 24 42 53 31

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